Japan Folklore The Story of Young Samurai Taira Shunko & Beautiful Cherry Tree
by Muham Sakura Dragon
About one hundred years ago, in the old capital of Kyoto, there lived a young samurai named Taira Shunko. At the time this story opens he was about twenty years of age, of pre-possessing appearance, amiable disposition, and refined tastes, his favourite pastime being the composition of poetry. His father decided that Shunko should finish his education in Yedo, the Eastern capital.